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    July 10, 2011
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excessive force or self-defense. the debate over a video of a d.c. police officer confronting a man in one of the ho district's hottest neighborhoods. good morning and welcome to news 4 today. i'm aaron gilchrist. it is sunday, july 10th. first, though, a check on today's forecast with meet rolls chuck bell. we're starting off a little bit warmer than we were this time yesterday. >> just a touch. a lot of outlining areas have cooled off. here in downtown we have held into the mid-70s thanks toft extra heat we had yesterday afternoon. made it to 92 degrees yesterday.
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it will be every bit that warm this afternoon, maybe a degree or two higher than that. if you spent any time at all outside yesterday you know what a nice day it was as far as humidity is concerned. not all that terribly humid. here is your live picture, scanning over washington looking for the rising sun. are we going to find it? i know it's up. let's put it that way. there it is. 5:52 was the sunrise, nine else ago. el sol rising in the east. beautiful picture there. 75 downtown. as a mentioned, a lot of western suburbs cooled down into the low to mid-60s, manassas, opal, washington, virginia. low 60s there this morning. a little touchy fog in spots. mid-60s in the western suburbs. mid-70s downtown. mid-70s for you folks along the chesapeake bay. hardly a cloud to be found out there. that's the way your sunday will
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break down. sun, sun, sun, and sun for our forecast today. but it will be a toasty warm one. highs near 93 degrees. going to do any sailing or boating on the chesapeake bay, bay water temperature, 80 degrees inside the water. 89 outside the water today. and 93 tomorrow. so good times to call your friends down at the bay and invite yourself down. >> all right. thank you, chuck. in our headlines now, new from overnight, two police officers are hurt after their car collided with another vehicle in riverdale in prince george's county. the accident happened 2:00 this morning on riverdale and 53rd avenue. one person in the other vehicle was also hurt. all three taken to the hospital. we're still work to go bring you more on their conditions. now to the district where police officers are looking for the driver who hit a teen and took off. officers say the 17-year-old victim was riding his bike on stanton road and alabama avenue southeast about 11:00 last night when he was hit.
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police say he suffered serious injuries but they are not elaborating on his condition. in the age of cell phone cameras and youtube it's not unusual to see a fight posted on the internet. but a fight that broke out in adams morgan last month is getting a lot of attention because one of the men involved is a d.c. police officer. news 4's darcy spencer reports. >> reporter: this video of a d.c. police officer taking down a man in adams morgan has gone viral on the internet. more than 300,000 people have watched it. it shows a man in a white tank top circling police officers in a crowd egging on a fight. at one point the officer appears to take a fighting stance. then he tackles the man as the crowd goes wild. jim graham represents adams morgan. he said he does not fault the percent who were being taunted but he has asked d.c. police to look into the incident.
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>> we can increase the police or we can do both. something has got to be done differently. >> reporter: this man, who didn't want to be identified, said he saw the end of the june 19th fight here on 18th street at belmont road. he doesn't give the police a passes on how they handled the suspect. >> being a law enforcement officer you're supposed to be above it all. they get taunted every single day. so they should be used to it. there's no reason why an officer should square up, put his hands up in a fighting position against someone else. >> he is bartender and says he knows the officer at the center of the file he said he's one of the best cops in adams morgan. >> i believe he tkefpl did the right thing. he has to protect himself. if someone is causing trouble, harassing people, he has to do what he has to do. >> reporter: some of the officers who work the beat in
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adams morgan say they could use 15 additional officers to handle all the crowds on those busy nights. darcy spencer, news 4 today. >> d.c. police have also issued a brief statement on this incident. it reads, regarding the video we are aware of it. this matter is under investigation. we cannot comment further at this time. d.c. city leaders say gambling may have been the reason behind a triple shooting that left two men dead. we first brought you the story as breaking news yesterday morning. it happened in front of a house on park wood, 14th street, northwest d.c. 32-year-old jimmy simmons and 31-year-old dominique barber died. rescuers took a third man to the hospital where he is now in critical condition. police are trying to figure out if one of the men shot may have also been the gunmen. a woman in virginia recovering after falling into an old rock quarry. the woman was hiking with a man
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in the park in larton when she slipped. she fell 20 to 30 feet, hit the ground and rolled into the quarry which is now flooded. firefighters had to use two inflatable boats to pull the woman out. her injuries are considered serious but not life threatening. house speaker john boehner will roll out a new debt reduction plan. he abandoned the $4 trillion 10-year page that included tax hikes. boehner said his plan is more realistic and does not include tax increases. the government's borrowing limit is currently capped at $14.3 trillion. obama administration officials say it will go into default by august 2nd. as those critical talks on the nation's debt continue, the president's point man on the economy, treasury secretary tim geithner will be a guest on "meet the press" this morning right here on nbc 4. a week's worth of memorial
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services are now in place for former first lady betty ford. the the first funeral service will be tuesday st. mark's episcopal church not far from the ford clinic. she will be flown to grand rapids, michigan where she will lie in repose at the museum named after her husband. and a second at grace episcopal church before she is buried by her husband at gerald ford museum. ? just a few hours the dalai lama will be back at the verizon center leading his fifth day of worship. yesterday's service was open to the public on capitol hill and included a star-studded service with whoopi goldbergs emcee and schuyler gray performing "coming home." he said world peace starts with personal changes first. >> try to create calm mind, peace of mind.
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and that then creates within our own family, within our own community. that's the way to change our society. >> the dalai lama's visit has some controversy. after his meeting with u.s. politicians on thursday, china warned the u.s. to stay out of its affairs. it said the dalai lama supports violence for an independent tibet. the dalai lama denied those claims. the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attack is just two months away. you can reserve a chance to see the new memorial at ground zero. tickets for the opening of the 9/11 memorial will be available online starting tomorrow. visitors will get timed passes. it features two waterfalls and reflecting pools where the twin towers once stood, along with
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engravings of the names whoft people who died. i think you're really going to appreciate the outdoor weather once again. much like yesterday, plenty hot out there. and the humidity we all know is coming back. oh, is it ever coming back. and soon too. your sound forecast is coming up next. 3q we love the sun ! i love this slide ! i love knowing coppertone protects across 100% of the uva/uvb spectrum. i trust it. and pediatricians recommend it most. i love this nose. coppertone. embrace the sun.
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coming up on 12 after the hour now. chuck and i are sitting here talking astronomy. we will not go there. another beautiful day coming our way. after a week filled with storms last week and a week coming up that looks as hot and sticky as we hate it to be, today will be one of the great days we squeeze in the middle. perfect follow-up to yesterday. somewhat comfortable lev's of humidity. a touch humid at times. with temperatures reaching the mid-90s. this is going to be the day outside and enjoy it. a beautiful sunday morning. just one or two lonely clouds out there in our sky this morning. beautiful looking sunrise out there. temperatures are in the mid-70s right inside with all the urban heat effects.
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out towards the blue ridge, a lot of you folks out there are in the fortunate position of having temperatures in the low 60s this morning. but we're 75 downtown with a couple clouds out there. winds have gone calm out there. documents in the mid-60s. they will drop a little bit later this afternoon. dewpoints down in tolerable ranges this afternoon. manassas, warrenton, low 60s. 64 in sterling. 66 degrees in fairfax and falls church. 64, frederick, maryland. 64 in martinsburg and winchester. nice, comfortable air in place for one more day. plenty of sunshine. check out the satellite picture. nary a cloud to be found for us. high pressure in charge. plenty of sunshine. and plenty more today. actually as this high pressure moves away it will open the flood gates in the warm and
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humid air to come back into the area. so hot day today. somewhat comfortable overnight. but then the heat returns first thing tomorrow morning. we stay on the humid side of things as we go through much of monday and tuesday. so for today mostly sunny, hot. again, not so humid. upper 80s in the high spots to low and perhaps mid-90s. and tomorrow, the three hs of summer, hazy, hot, humid. nosing in on 100 degrees. actual air temperatures mid-90s. at least some spots into the upper 90s. heading to the beaches your sunday and monday look like perfect weather. ocean temperature 74 degrees. that's good swimming weather. there's our extended forecast. 93 today. 96 tomorrow. 98 on tuesday. tuesday our best chance for thunderstorms. by the time we get back to the end of next week, should be back to usual weather for late july,
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mid to late july, highs in the upper 80s. we have a couple tough days coming. follow us online nbc.com/weather. or follow me on twitter @chuckbell4. the takeaway find your favorite movie theater, pool. the nationa look to bust out of their slump against the rockies. and derek jeter looked to do something new yankee had ever done. here's hakim dermish with your sports minute. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. your sports minute begins with baseball. nationals hosting the rockies last night. bottom nine. jayson werth up with one out. and tying run at third base. and werth grounds to short. game ending double play. 0 for 3. nats lost three straight, each by one run. nats play their final game later today at 1:35. in new york, derek jeter makes
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history. facing david price. solo home run to left. that's career hit number 3,000. the home run was his first at yankees stadium this season. jeter drove in the game-winning run and finished five for five. he is the first yankee with 3,000 career hits and 20thth to reach the milestone. boston last night, orioles intentionally walked david ortiz to load the bases for reddick. he lines the pitch from simone to right. more than enough. boston shuts out baltimore, 4-0. the os have lost six in a row. d.c. united against the red bulls. dwayne d. rosario scores his first goal in a d.c. united uniform in the 61st minute. rosario helps the black and red 1-0. united snaps a five-game winless streak. that's your sports minute. i'm hakim dermish. have a great day. >> thank you, sir. next up is reporter's notebook,
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a look at stories affecting your community. a look at your top stories and your sunday forecast. >> reporter: good morning. welcome to reporter's net book. this morning, leslie johnson's resignation, malfunctioning metro escalators and turnabout on the dulles rail extension. adrian washington, dave mcconnell and jerry phillips. thanks, guys, for being with us this morning. >> good morning. >> let's start with the resignation of prince george's county councilwoman leslie johnson. effective july 31st. she had originally vowed to keep the seat until her sentencing in october after she pleaded guilty to destroying evidence in a federal corruption probe. some including the county executive are saying that july # 1st still isn't soon enough. is there any indication at all that she will step down before then. >> as we talk to you now we
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don't have any indication. but the koubl would like her to go asap. so would baker, the county executive. the thinking is she's ineffective. they have this cloud hanging over them because of the johnsons. the sooner she goes the better because of image. they want to take away her cell phone, all her perks. she's not going to do them any good and the longer she's there the kwors it looks. >> they asked for her computer, car, parking pass and cell phone back. how much of a distraction is all of this? >> it's a lot of tkrabgz. that's one of the reasons why the county executive, along with council members, have asked leave right away. and there's another point here too. not only the distraction while she's still on the dance step, the fact is they won't have much time for a special election. they wanted to have a special election as soon as possible. if i'm not mistaken, i remember
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the county executive baker saying we will have to use the summer months to have this special election. so if she stays on until the 31st of july, you only have part of august. because, remember, the schools open. a lot of other things happen getting ready for fall. >> adrian, it takes 45 to 60 days to plan for the primary, party nominations and then 60 to 90 days to plan for the special election itself, to hold it. the law says she doesn't have to go. should the law be changed? >> no, the law shouldn't be changed. she should do the right thing, resign and resign immediately as she has been asked to do. reports this week were she was missing in action. so she wasn't doing her job. she's collecting taxpayer dollars as a salary she needs to be doing her job.
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the things she needs to do her job, including staff being reassigned, precludes her from being an effective council member. party officials are not just worried about this primary. they have big elections coming up all over the state. this is a question of who is going to take over the johnson's power position in prince george's connecticut in this void. is it going to be baker and curry and that group, or is it going to be an independent group of black leaders and come up from the grassroots to take over the power structure. so the sooner she's gone the more that coalition, the more that power fight will unfold. >> turning to metro, it was a tough week if you were trying to ride the rails. passengers needed hiking boots
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because they were malfunctioning around the area. they found flip-flops and sandals stuck in escalators. now, flip-flops don't help the situation anyway. >> no. and they have a continuing problem of inspecting equipment with shaping things up. they complain they don't have enough money. any number of things. staff is being improved since the horrible action we had last year. they're making progress. but things are tough. as one who used the subway this week it was rough. there was no escalator at my various stops. >> i don't know how to add to this really. because out of 26 shows we've done here on reporter's notebook this year we have talked about metro almost 20 of them.
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and the same things we've said, bad management. they need more money. and we've gotten these promises. senator mccall skeu said she turned her way in favor of because they were going to do this, that, or the other. but nothing has been done. what is the problem? >> you can't get the jurisdictions to cooperate on spending the money that people think they should. >> that's true. >> they keep holding it up. >> that's true, dave. but we're talking 100 escalators not workng. >> we have had escalator problems since the very beginning. it is a combination of not enough money and bad management. we have seen it -- all of us sitting here -- probably the same thing forever. but somebody i know who worked for metro says metro was a construction company. it started out as a construction company building the metro.
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they do very well building the metro. very poorly at operating the metro. it's their focus and training. >> you think you would get the right operators and managers to make that shift from construction to operation. isn't it true that it will take years to fix what's wrong. >> how many more years? >> it's going to take years they say to finish the work that they are trying to do to repair all these escalators. >> i hear what you're saying. they can say it takes years. but i think of that little old lady or gentleman getting up at 7:00 in the morning and trying to get to work and all of a sudden they're in delay because the red line, something was wrong mechanically. >> those people don't like to take, as they call it, the tube. and they don't, senior citizens. >> i'm talking about the average person trying to get to work. >> those are generally younger
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people. but still what we can say is thank goodness we haven't had a major accident like we did last year. >> what about d.c. mayor's turnabout in his metrorail expansion at the dulles airport. at some point the mayor said he supported a modest decision to build the expansion underground. now he says this should be built overground. >> he's joining forces with a lot of other people who oppose that particular position who think building it underground will delay things. horribly expensive. who is going to pay for it? a notion that ought to be dismissed. you know, i think sooner or later congressman wolf will step in. he's made it clear he wants to pressure them to staying above ground. sooner arnold later the pressure
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will mount. >> he is urging three d.c. members to change positions. >> and somehow i think mr. gray has been urged by of course you know the heavyweight you're talking about, dave, comes from governor mcdonald who said out front he wanted this above ground. >> he doesn't want to pay. >> exactly. but i do want to make one point very quickly, and that is it. if you build it above ground, the maintenance over a period of years will cost. >> well, i think it's short sided for them to be building anything above ground. we see what happens now. we have all these above ground stations. they have to shut the system down. but what you have here that i think has changed the tenure is that tom davis, who is the former mayor of virginia congressman, has gone in and helped with the negotiations. and davis has always been really
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good at developing compromise. and i think he's been a change agent factor in these negotiations. but i will say this. my bet is they will not change, even under the pressure. >> when we come back, teachers go to court to try to keep their jobs. [ thinking ] i know -- i'm going to invent a tool where people can enter the terms of the refinance offer they got from their mortgage guy, and know instantly if they're getting bamboozled. and i will start after lunch...tomorrow. don't just think about it. introducing lendingtree's free "look before you lock" tool. enter the terms of your existing loan offer to instantly find out how it compares to other offers, areas you may be overpaying, and even negotiation points to help you get a better deal. only at lendingtree. denny's new tour of america menu. 50 star cuisine. the new tour of america menu. starting at $4.99. only at denny's.
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america's diner is always open. the frontline plus killing force is there annihilating fleas and ticks. visit completekiller.com and get a coupon for frontline plus. d.c. teachers are going to court to fight for fair evaluations. teachers in the city are concerned about annual evaluations this month because many feel they might be dismissed. so attorneys for their union and city officials are questioning in court which parts of the performance appraisal put into place by former chance hrar michelle lee can be legally challenged. what is the crux of their case? >> teaching a lot, i have to say that, because coming from a teacher's perspective in my
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comment. what is a a problem is the evaluations are so heavily weighted on the test scores. and it's difficult to have your job be based on what what the test score are going to be alone when there's so many other mi mitigating factors. the teachers that did get the most effective rating are in ward 3 where they come to school with a whole different ranges of resources and background as opposed to ward 8, with the least effective. nobody is saying a teacher shouldn't be evaluated and shouldn't be evaluated strongly. but let's make it even and fair. >> dave, jerry, how strong a case do you think they have?
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>> well, in addition to the test scores, a very significant part of how they are passed on is they are oebtd five times a year. how do they stack up on things like ability to explain content clearly, engage students with varying skill levels, maximize instructional time. i'm reading from a page here but i think it's a significant and important index. and if they can't do those things people think, well, maybe they shouldn't be teaching. admitted they they have an effect. people think it should be given great play too. >> it doesn't apply in every situation. the impact problem, which people had questions about from the very beginning, came with guidelines that many of the teachers in ward 8, ward 7, ward
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4 and 5 can't live up to. >> what will the impact be on this coming school year, dave? >> it depends how the court case turns out. they can only do technical changes. the main issues we've been talking about aren't part of the decision. if they are dismissed, they'll be gone and we will move on. >> if they're dismissed in time so they can get replacements in the classrooms so there won't be chaos in the school in the beginning when you have all this shift around of assignments, et cetera, what dave read off should happen in every school. you are observed in the classroom. >> in virginia black voters would get more input and candidates in the general assembly. i've run into snarls.
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>> you have two competing plans. the house has put in a plan that would give an additional district to black voters around richmond right now. bobby scott. the senate plan gives -- it leaves things basically as they are. up for question is the district in prince william county that is seen a lot of growth in minority population. that is still iffy. all of it will end up in the justice department because virginia is one of those states because of their past discrimination records the justice department will write the final. >> that's the whole world, discrimination. it kept blacks from becoming officials. >> it affects plans. it affects our proper. the counter argument is it may
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not have. virginia and a lot of other southern states. >> dave mcconnell, jerry, adrian, thank you. stay with us. news 4 today continues. he put his life on the line serving his country in iraq. he lost his life in his home country on a roller coaster. good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. welcome back to news 4 on this sunday, july 10th. we'll begin with a check of your sunday forecast. we're looking for a warm -- warm is not enough. hot. we'll just go hot, flat-out hot. >> it will be hot. any time you're above 90 degrees in washington you can say, well, that's hot. but it won't be the ugly,
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steamy, sticky, nasty stuff we will have starting tomorrow. >> okay. >> by comparison, you're going to get off to a relatively pleasant day today. you will have to be sun and heat smart. temperatures climbing well into the low 90s. there's a look outside. mostly clear sky now. 75 degrees right in downtown. for you folks that live alongside the chesapeake bay, temperatures in the mid-70s. everybody else, once you get away from the heat island or bay, temperatures drop into the 60s this morning. 63 in culpepper and win chester. 64 in charlestown. 64 in frederick and new market. 76 in annapolis. no clouds really to speak of any time around here. just one or two lonely wisps of clouds. that's all we're going to see today. with temperatures climbing well into the low 90s. 93-degree day coming your way today. wonderful weather today and tomorrow. good weather for anything you
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want to do outside the day. sunscreen and drink a little extra water. this morning we are learning more about the iraq war veteran killed in a terrible roller coaster accident in new york. sergeant james hackemer lost his life doing something millions of americans do every summer. >> reporter: he was a decorated hero, two tours of tkaoufplt when 29-year-old sergeant james hackemer came home he had lost both of his legs in a roadside bomb attack. he had been work to go rebuild his life as a son, husband, and father of two. his family was profiled by nbc's buffalo affiliate wgrz shortly after he was injured. >> he loves life. he really loves his family. >> following years of rehabilitation he went friday to the darien lake amusement park
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with friends and family. he wanted to try the ride of steel and climbed into the front seat. the roller coaster reaches a height of 208 feet and speeds topping 70 miles per hour. after coming off one of the steep, sharp hills he was thrown from the ride, plunging to his death. >> there was nothing mechanical that would have caused this accident. >> reporter: according to his mother, he recently returned from walter reed with a new set of prosthetic legs. she added, he was assisted out of the ride and was doing what he wanted to do. >> they are currently investigating the situation with our safety experts and local authorities. meanwhile, the attraction and the surrounding area is closed pending the investigation. >> reporter: the amusement park released a further statement saying we are all brokenhearted by this tragic accident and will continue our support of both the family and the investigation. his aunt said it was tragic he had survived the war in iraq
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only to die in an amusement park. kevin tibbles, nbc news, new york. japan was rattled this morning after a magnitude 7 earthquake shook that country seven months after a deadly earthquake and tsunami. a a tsunami warning was also issued. so far no damage has been reported from a tsunami or quake. the fukushima nuclear plant lost power. so far no additional damage to the plant which is still struggle to go keep its reactors cool >> pakistan could lose $800 million in u.s. military aid. according to sources with the "new york times", the obama administration wants to fight militants more effectively. they expelled several u.s. forces in recent weeks. the military aid includes
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equipment and training. sources told the "new york times" military assistance would rule when pakistan proves its commitment to counterterrorism efforts. the new defense secretary made a major revelation about the u.s. fight -- rather in afghanistan. leon panetta said defeat is, quote, within reach. he made the statement to reporters on a flight to afghanistan. it's his first trip to that country since becoming defense secretary last week. he said new intelligence, air strikes and the killing of osama bin laden have all but paralyzed al qaeda. >> now is the moment. now is the moment following what happened with bin laden to put maximum pressure on them. because i do believe that if we continue this effort that we can really cripple al qaeda. >> secretary panetta also confirmed that the cia joined the u.s. military in air strikes aimed at taking out al qaeda leadership in yemen.
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once in afghanistan he had dinner with ma mid karzai. >> the newlywed royal couple will go from the glitz to the gritty as they wrap up their north american trip. they are in los angeles. they got to attend a high-priced polo charity match. gina kim shows us their day full of fun, food, and glamour. >> reporter: a royal visit to tinsel town wouldn't be complete without a walk down the red carpet. saturday night some of the biggest turned out in front of the duke and duchess of cambrid cambridge. >> i would not be here if it were not for the royal aspect. that was the honey to my bee. >> the royal couple hosted the british academy of film brits to watch in downtown los angeles where up and coming british talent are introduced to hollywood's movers and shakers.
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>> when the american and british get together, magic happens. let's continue the winning form hrafplt earlier saturday they were helicoptered into santa barbara where the prince showed off his riding shots against an american team that raised money for his family's charities. the prince's team won. the stars were shining there too as celebrity chef delauren advertise prepared a $4,000 a plate lunchon that included the couple's favorite foods. >> i think they would be proud of who they are and how they represent themselves and their titles. >> so far kate hasn't made any public remarks. that could change sunday when she makes two more appearances in l.a. gina kim, nbc news, los angeles. today the royal couple visits the l.a. urban a area of skid row and attend a job fair for u.s. troops transitioning to
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civilian life. a small plane intercepted by fighter jets over camp david. it was out of radio connection around noon. two f-15s escorted the plane to a nearby airport without any issues. president obama spent the night at the retreat. he's scheduled to return to d.c. this morning. time right now 6:40. the nation's housing market may be slumping but this may be a great time to be a home owner in our area. we'll explain why. and the end of an era. the final headline one one what makes the sleep number store different? you walk into a conventional mattress store, it's really not about you. they say, "well, if you want a firm bed you can lay on one of those, if you want a soft bed you can lay on one of those." we provide the exact individualization that your body needs. this is your body there. you can see a little more pressure in the shoulders and in the hips. then they start telling us, "well, yeahel sore right there in the morning."
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a new error show thes the d.c. area will be a top rebounding market. by year's end, home prices will regain nearly one theubd of the value they lost in 2006. nationally home prices are expected to fall more than 2% by 2012. clear capital only expects four or housing markets to have gains this year. those areas are new york, orlando, dallas and san francisco. at exactly 11:07 this morning, space shuttle "atlantis" will dock with the international space station, the final docking for nasa's shuttle. "atlantis" has only four crew members which could make the
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landing a little bit is further today. the shuttle's main mission is to deliver four tons of supplies space station. you're looking at live pictures from nasa. it will return to kennedy space station on wednesday, july 20th. thank you and good-bye. that is the final front headline readers will see from the scandal-ridden news of the world. the 168-year-old paper is closing its doors after reporters hacked cell phones of the families of dead soldiers and paying police for information. it has an apology to the paper's 7 million readers. >> this is not where he wantsed to be and it's not where we deserve to be. but as a final tribute to 7.5
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million readers, this is for you. >> the owner of news of the world, rupert murdoch, will fly to london to deal with the scandal personally. quarter before the half. 15 before the hour. >> any of those things. i think it's all legit. 6:45 right now. you can say uft psychiatric look that. >> what's up, chuck? it's all digital. >> obviously there are a lot of on kids used to digital they have a hard time reading a clock. beautiful looking sunday morning. we'll be back with all the ins navigating today's real estate market is complicated.
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12 now before the top of the hour. >> that's right. >> we're in for one of those days where you get outside and soak it all up. >> that's correct. with your sunscreen on. spf 30. i actually heard, and i've had a doctor agree with me on this. anything above 30. really all you need is 30. anything more than that is not necessarily mandatory. but 30 is my fulling recommendation for all spf users. that's what i lose when i go out for sure. >> you look great. >> look at me.
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i'm 93 years old. thanks, aaron. >> good job, chuck. >> i look great for my age. outside on a sunday morning. plenty of sunshine out there right now. you can probably get away without the sunscreen right now. you need it whenever your shad stkoe is shorter than you. that means the sun is high in the sky and your shadow is short for you. a clear sky. 75 in washington. relatively pleasant start. dewpoints into the mid-six. they're going to mix out later this afternoon. relative humidity levels, 70% range now back into the 25% to 30% range. a lot of western suburbs dropped comfortably. 6 the 2 in lleytonsville. 64 la plata.
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cooler air up to our north. that will be settled out unfortunately. as a result sunshine and hot for today. we've been on the cool side of things the tphft 24 hours. eventually this high pressure will move us around. it will be hot with temperatures in the low 90s but it won't feel so bad with temperatures in the 50s and 60s. as we go through time, relatively kwhfrtable overnight tonight. tomorrow, the real heat and the series humidity come back. chance pest for rain to us taous. so that ma little note in your weekly learn. sun goes down 8:35. mid-90s along the i-95 corridor. tomorrow, three hs of summer are
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back. highs tomorrow 9 to 97. coorange on the air quality. and heat index, 100. a great looking sky for today, monday, and tuesday. heading to the pwaoufp stkph good idea. enjoy great weather today and tomorrow. they have a little thunderstorm chance to worry about tuesday as well. there's your extended forecast. silly humid for monday and tuesday. thanks tphaous night. lows never 730. stay with us on the forecast @chuckbell4. the nationals look to stop their slide against the rockies. >>reporter: good morning, everyone. former nats manager jim riggleman will spwe view for a job with the san francisco giants at the end of next we're. last week i spoke with his agent
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but e8d not say if it was to join the coaching staff or front office. they are long-time friends going back to the padres organization. last night, nationals taking on the yankees. pops in the market yet. dogs love baseball. jason marquis pitching to hel ton. he fifth the dogs a new chew lead. jimenez eight strikeouts in the games. rips one to short. true taoul witsy to end is inning double play. take a look here. mark el innot even those to neighborhood pays. top of the eugt. 2 147b.
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laynce nix great diving catch. throws to second for the double play. johnson says way to go. bottom nine, one out. tying run at third base. and oh, man. werth grounds to short. game-ending double play. werth went 0 for 3. they have lost three in a row each by one run. davy johnson describes it like this. >> like the bridesmaid i'm getting real close. tkpwaoeults back hard on the witch, we play great defense. sooner or latter we're go get it deny. >> in new york, haoufp all of fame skwraoeurbg jeter makes history. hits one to left. solo home run. career home run 3,000. jeter's family putting his dad dr. charles celebrating in the
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suite. the fan said he would give the ball to jeter. 37-year-old jeter forepersoned the game raining roam hup. yankees hit the home run. second player to hopler examine five hits on the same day. he pheufpd the mile stone. here's the captain husband big day in the bronx. >> i've been lying to you guys a lot of time. of i got my first hit i relaxed a little bit. it's something i wasn't trying to do it. i just tried on play ard every day. if you do that, good things happen. >> what does this sound like right now? >> it's a lot of fun. >> pretty cool. jeter is the first yankee with career hits and 28th in history to reach the milestone. boston, red sox/orioles. os intentionally walk david
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ortiz to line up the line for reddick. 4-0. os have lost six in a row. major league soccer now. d.c. united on the road against the new york bails. before bain desew kwrareo. riding a five-game winless streak trying to give his club a new shot at energy. coach ben olsen calls hill the best polar in the game right now. late first half. chris upon the kwrus. gets past the keeper. open yet. but tim ream makes the save. 61st minute. check this out. andy that haar with the pass. jostle wolf, perfect fit to
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rosario. his first goal with the black and red. first win since may 29. third round agz. steve marie know started tied for second place. putting for peurdy. looks like it might go in. shot two over 73. 10 back from the leader. chipping on the green. check it out. right at the hole and just misses for eagle. striker has a strike of 38 straight holes without a bogey. the streak rolls to 38. he's the 4r50erd by two kwraoebgs at 20 under par. that's your morning sports. i'm hakim dermish. have a great day.
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good morning and welcome about news 4 today. i'm aaron gilchrist. a look at your top stories in just a moment. first, a look at your sunday forecast with meteorologist chuck bell. the sun is up and it's already going to work. >> that's correct. when will your shadow be shorter than you? you need to focus on getting your sunscreen on. i have done the numbers. roughly 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. is when your family will come to you? stay inside. >> or put your scene back on. the sun is definitely up and
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doing its thing getting things warmed up nicely. a toasty warm. >> for you. 74 downtown washington. oez city, 72s this. 68 this morning. 67 in ash bush. there's a look at the sky in the from the view of the saturday sun goes down 8:35 thefpg. a tie arched 93 degrees. doing any sailing or swimming, great weather today. high thes around the 90-degree mark. it's going to be a good sunday. enjoy it, everybody. because the real sticky, steamy stuff returns tomorrow. >> we'll talk about that a little bit later. 7:01. here are some of the top stories. d.c. police viewing a poster
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online now there is a question whether he was using excessive force or deniedings myself. >> d.c. city leaders say gambling may have been haoe pweupbd a shooting that left two dead. >> toes, pretty owe balance ma will meet on associations so raise the government's debt limit. it includes spending tax and cuts haoeubs. funeral arrangements set for betty ford. two funerals will take place this week, one in california on tuesday and one in michigan on thursday. after the funerals, ford will be laid to rest at the gerald ford museum in grand pants, missouri.
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nbc 4's "viewpoint" is many canning up here. >> welcome to "viewpoint." i'm wendy rieger? have you tried to rent app apartment lightly? imagine if you don't make a lot of mope in this economy that's. our guest alicia lewis that we will call cog for short. michael is president and ceo of community preservation development corporation. and monica jones who is director of relationship. welcome. affordable housing. this is something we've been talking about for years and still have not gotten our arms around it.
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what do we mean by affordable housing and how big is that region? >> sure. i think the rule of thumb is saying household or residents should not pay more than 30%. so if you live in a union that cost you more than that, that is a housing cost burden. so, for example, 320% pay more than 50 percent of their housing. >> how does that kpraeur to the rest of the country r. we in tough shape? >> yes. we are in very tough place. >> what's the problem? why wasn't we got our housing done? because it drives up the cost of
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real estate. >> that's a pig use of it. about 10 years ago when the stkafrb was in receivership the was a fairly affordable mass to live. d.c. had one of the highest rates in the country. neighborhoods that traditionally were very affordable, capitol hill, which is one of the most expensive neighborhoods, column bee that heights. logan's circle. the transformed for the better in terplt of the quality of the houses. at the same time residents that had been living there a long time no matter live there or can forward to that live pause price have gone out of reach for many people. >> in one sentence we wanted to seat back to insreuf especiallien and
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resuperintendent tate the arrival corridors. with very brought a a problem by bringing in the combo, and the young, eye brand peop. you try to bring it up. and the prices naturally flow up on a natural basis. sometimes we are our own worst enemy when we try to do community development work. >> i thought we had a process with developers where we said to them if you're going to come in and give you all the permits and grease the kids for you. you have to create a certain amount of housing in the middle of your tkwaoplt anymore. >> that's done skwrurbz by mod district. it has an collusion ear version
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program where it must be available. that's jurisdiction by jurisdiction. we don't have a region average or regional problem to change that. >> can cog change that? are you statistic. we know again continue to week with the housing. but they wouldn't do that. >> what holdses them back? >> a lot of people see it in terms of expense. do we have enough to bear that experience. what does affordable housing mean? what demographic does it serve? it can be a swear word. it isn't necessarily accepted or people don't know about it in terms of those people. and look at it more as a lower income group as opposed to a moderate income.
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i think those are issues for everyone. >> yes. >> out of all the negative i'm not having enough affordable housing. i think one of the best theugs is come who come out of college who may start off anything $150,000 a year, which is above the income. >> i would hope so. my goodness. >> who cannot afford to purchase a home because of that salary because of what it confident toss buy a home in the decent neighborhood. in tenor neighborhoods srupt to live in northwest or capitol hill, those houses start at $6 entrepreneur. when you come out of school and you have a decent yu pressed to find a beautiful limit on own or rent. >> hang on. being going to go to commercial
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get the lowest prices of the season on r mo popular bed sets. experience the eep number differenc only at one of our 400 sleep number stores. welcome back to viewpoint. we were talking about a person making $150,000 cannot afford a house in d.c., monica. michael, what about the suburbs? >> let's put it into perspective. the $150,000 salary is a little bit scary to some folks. we talk about teachers, firefighters, police officers that half of that are less. we still have difficulty. in this market housing affordability runs up to the median income levels where housing prices are just so high. unfortunately in the suburbs, to answer your question, is really notch better when you sd the cost of transportation. if you look at living close end
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to pay a little more rent, a little less fuel costs and that kind of thing. manufacture out and make that commute besides the burden of the drive, the fuel costs off jet. there is no more drive to ability. it doesn't exist anymore. >> what's the solution? we were talking earlier, alicia, you were saying they didn't knowknow about it. what's the carrot to dangle in front of them. >> there are several jurisdictions across this region, mr. property abatements, different incentives, speedy approval through the zoning processes. but, again, that's for a jurisdiction to implement individually as they will. something in taorpls of the different tools we try to ken courage is different insure
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davis and something that the national partnership has been becoming on, to required affordable housing. >> sure. how does that work? >> i believe the district put up $8 million to grow a $28 million fund. >> wow. >> and they preserve four projects in this city. so what we seek to do is grow it into $55 million to secure 1,000 housing across the reason we are encouraging others to partner. there may be an example to put skin into the game, some cashes. others are financial institutions, in the past. it would look at opportunities to pref multifamily projects adjacent to transit. >> what keeps them from doing?
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>> what keeps them? >> from using those tools 1234. >> right. >>. i don't think, i don't think there is anyone keeping them. the key to really doing these kinds of projects be it tod or anything else, is really having some sort of publicen investment in the forms of subsidy. when we are talking about folks making $30,000 a year. they couldn't afford to pay $2,000 to $3,000, the market rate for rent. so you're going to have a -- we call it labored financing. it will be needed to create that soft money, that third layer of finance that comes in and making the project work usually comes from the public sector. right now most jurisdictions as
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we know are really struggling through trying to get through budgets and trying to balance their budgets. and the ability to provide that financing is very, very, very challenging. >> right. >> so one of the tod funds that alicia is referring to, a fund that is really target to go east of the anacostia river. we feel this is one of the last frontiers for affordability in the district. column pia hits, adams morgan, shreul, logan circle. >> they've all all couple low. >> they're so high market and land costs are so high. >> the complexity of these programs. we did a deal with seven layers of finance on it. >> whoa stkpwhrfplts. >> that gets pretty complicated.
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just the three, five, seven. the fact of funding is the other. they are attracted to the tools and they will usually work with the complexity. some are scared away from it. >> we'll pick up this >> we'll pick up this conversation again right after >> we'll pick up this conversation again right after not that long ago, many families were priced out of an overheated housing market. but the times have changed. get the facts at remax.com. it's a great place to see all the listings in thousands of cities and towns. with lots of houses to chose from and down-to-earth prices the dream of owning a home seems more attainable than ever. find out what an experienced re/max agent can do for you. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit remax.com today.
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i'm aaron gilchrist. two police officers hurt after their car collided in riverdale in prince george's county. that accident happened at 2:00 this morning on riverdale at 53rd avenue. one person in the other vehicle was also hurt. police in the district looking for a driver who hit a teen and took off. officers say the 17-year-old victim was riding his bike stanton and southeast around 11:00 when he was hit. police say he suffered serious
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injuries. d.c. police reviewing a video. now there is a question about weather the weather was using excessive force on defending themselves. d.c. city leaders say gambling may have been the reason behind a shooting in where two people were killed. we'll have more. welcome to "viewpoint". >> i introduced monica and michael. michael, you're with the community tkwogz corings. what exactly do your group do? >> it is a national intermediary. we provide financing via acquisition loans, predevelopment loans, mortgage, et cetera. we provided a range of financing to help developers for a
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nonprofit developers nationally. i'm out of the local office. we're con strapbtly trying to link captain to husbanding. >> and ike al. >> we use that money from time to time. it is a nonfor private. we develop, own and operate about 4,000 areas in the greater washington metro. >> you were talking about sustainable green communities. that's where the future of all need to be. transited arnold kwrepbted stkpwhreup correct. >> so the green community and the hoardable housing computer have the game middle. >> caller: yes. >> talk about that. >> it is the location of housing
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proximate to transit. hey, a household doesn't have to rely solely on their walk to get to cars, shopping centers be day car sitters. you can walk, bike share. there are other means to get there. it's about affordable, sustainability. in terms of not have a huge impact. >> is that progressive? two developers. >> looking for affordable attracts of land to throw up housing. >> i don't think it is at all. we need to be a tuned to green and that kind of thing. particularly for our population, which is hostly in the 40 selling. it is important. rises the cost. it helps them to be able to spend their phones on ther kind
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of things to you their way. how hard is it to find developing regions in a village setting where you will have your shopping. when, again be everybody sets to go out to buy cheap things. >> it's the bottom line. definitely in this region it's difficult vail. he definitely have an office in terms of developing around their metros stations. metro stations are looking at how can with be look at maternal injuries. >> the other thing to keep in mind it's not also building from scratch or undeveloped land but you can build green in a preservation setting. thrlt a lot of older building.
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there's a scarity of land for develop. but lots were peult at the turn of the krbtry that can be done -- at least in the district of column pea kwrarbgs 15% or more -- any building that use likewises 15 under on public tppbgzs is pebgted if the green building act. stkpet has been to be a tool can be used to create something a lot better than what was there. >> right. is that an incentive then? do people want to do that or turn it into something that will appear in a magazine. >> if you had asked me this five years ago it was still kind of new. in this marketplace people are pretty much there. most of the buildings that are being built or rehabbed are doing it to a lead standard. as a matter of fact, our partner here i think you guys are going
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for gold standard. >> we expect to get gold certification. >> with affordable housing. >> lead standard and affordable. >> yes. >> how beautiful is that? it's perfect. >> it makes long-term sense to us. we will be long-term operator of it. the low energy costs run out over a long period of time. we recapture thepl and get benefit long time. >> it's not just economic benefit which is important for the feasibility of the product and the long term, but it's the benefit that is attributed to the residents of those buildings. when children are living in a unit, when families are living in a unit where they're not breathing in bad dust from carpets, the water is running more efficiently through the toilets and the sewer systems so there's that piece, they're breathing in clean air from an hvac system that is appropriately installed, that means, particularly in
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households where you have asthma. and you do sraeu a have a disproportionate number. the mom doesn't have to take time to take time off to go to the emergency room. >> it's a win-win across the board. >> children are in school longer. housing is all attached. >> hold that thought. i want to get to what appeared in the "washington post".
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welcome back to "viewpoint". there was an article in the "washington post" in fairfax county showing people were complaining that the affordable housing was a little too nice. they had billiard rooms and swimming pools and granite countertops and stainless steel. is that a legitimate argument? does affordable housing have to be crap. >> affordable housing doesn't. we have a history in this
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country of not even air-conditioning in public housing years ago which made really no sense at all. this particular article i think you can look at some isolated example almost anywhere and see an example of this. particularly rental properties. you want to use the same set of fixtures and furnishings. and in most case where you've got a mix of affordable and market rate housing they are interchangeable. you really can't say i'm going to do -- >> for micah over here and granite over here. because then you're stuck. can we talk a little bit about the face of people who are -- who need affordable housing. we're not talking about just poor people. we're talking about seniors and singles and families and teachers. in this region there's a ton of
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people who would fall -- does one size fit all? or do we have to look at affordable housing for baby boomers who are ageing and maybe retirement will not allow them to stay where they are. >> i would definitely say a tren we are seeing now and paradigm shift in terms of communities where you provide this housing and for the demographic. it's for a host of different persons and lifestyles and house holds in terms of competition. we not only want to provide it from fairfax to frederick to the stkeubgt. this allows us to live together and prosper. >> you then don't have something that's marked where the sort of ghetto of low income housing. we don't want to create an us and them. we don't want to create pockets of low income.
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you want it all integrated, yes? >> definitely. and i was mentioning the example during the break. i lived in boston, massachusetts. and we have were one of the nicest projects that's literally in back boy boston next door to neiman marcus, mixed income development, that uses low income tax credits. it is basically marketed to folks who make anywhere from 30% to 60% of the area income. it's a beautiful development. to look ate with the naked eye you would not think it was affordable housing in the stereotypical sense if you will. so it's possible to do this stuff in a really nice way. and there's also a lot of research that suggests when you put a decent affordable housing project -- and i don't mean project by sort of the hud definition of a project.
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but when you put in an affordable housing development sometimes that can enhance a community. >> right. >> it can actually help values appreciate. you know, so it's really affordable housing can really be a way to rebuild communities ask in ways that may not have always been possible. >> it sounds like we have become a little more progressive and seeing this in a more holistic approach as opposed to the way we used to look at it which was a social program thing. it's an economic issue as opposed to social. >> the better it is for the entire community. >> exactly. >> it is critical. it is an economic issue. a place where the workforce can live to go work. and if we don't have that then the whole economy suffers. >> this has been great. thank you so much. a lee sa lewis, michael pitchford. ing thank you. thank you for enlightening me. i've learned a lot from just talking to you today.
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i can't wait to see where this takes us in the future. >> thank you. >> and thank you for watching viewpoint and have a wonderful day.
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we'll remain only two days below 90. yes, indeed. get your sunscreen ready to go. lightweight, light colored clothing. extra glass or two of water would do you well. outside you go on a beautiful sunday morning in washington. mostly clear sky. albeit getting a little hazy out there as well. code orange on your air quality today. respiratory sensitive groups need to start exercising a little bit of extra caution. temperatures mid to upper 60s in the western and northern suburbs. mid-70s right downtown. 71 in capital heights. 69 degrees in rosariville, maryland. 65 in port tobacco. 72 in leonardtown. not much in the way of precipitation anywhere in the nearby future. temperatures into the upper 80s. low to perhaps even mid-90s around town today. definitely don't be sun silly out there.
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if you're going to be outside in it, drink your water, take your shade breaks. nothing wrong with sitting down in the shade. just getting cool. >> i agree. thank you, chuck. new from overnight, two police officers hurt after their car collided with another vehicle in riverdale, prince george's county. it happened at 2:00 this morning riverdale road, 53rd avenue. one person in the other vehicle was also hurt. all three taken to the hospital. we're still work to go bring you more on their conditions. in the district, police are looking for the driver who hit a teen and took off. the 17-year-old victim was riding his bike on stan tan road, alabama southeast when he was e hit. he suffered serious injuries but they are not elaborating on his condition. in this age of cell phone cameras and youtube it's not unusual to see a brawl on the internet. a fight that broke out last month had an unusual participant. a d.c. police officer. news 4 darcy spencer has more.
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this video of a d.c. police officer taking down a man in adams morgan has gone viral on the internet. more than 300,000 people have watched it. it shows a man in a white tank top circling police officers in a crowd egging on a fight. at one point the officer appears to take a fighting stance. then he tackles the man as the crowd goes wild. jim graham represents adams morgan. he said he does not fault the officers who were being taunted but he has asked d.c. police to look into the incident. >> we can reduce the night life, increase the police, or we can do both. something has got to be done differently. >> reporter: this man, who didn't want to be identified, said he saw the end of the june 19th fight here on 18th street at belmont road. he doesn't give the police a pass on how they handled the suspect. in law enforcements, you're
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going to be above it all. there's no reason an officer should square up with everybody. they get taunted every single day. so they should be used to it. there's no reason why an officer should square up, put his hands up in a fighting position against someone else. >> johnny is bartender. he says he knows the officer at the center of the fight. he said he's one of the best cops in adams morgan. >> i believe he definitely did the right thing. he has to protect himself. if someone is causing trouble, harassing people, he has to do what he has to do. >> reporter: some of the officers who work the beat in adams morgan say they could use 15 additional officers to handle all the crowds on those busy nights. in adams morgan, darcy spencer, news 4 today. >> d.c. police have also issued a brief statement on this incident. it reads, regarding the video we are aware of it. this matter is under investigation. we cannot comment further at this time. an update now on a breaking
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story we first told you about yesterday here on news 4 today. d.c. city leaders say a triple shoot anything columbia heights happened after gambling in front of a house on park wood just a off 14th street yesterday morning. police found 32-year-old jimmy simmons and dominique barber dead at the scene. a third man is in critical condition. police are trying to figure out if one of the men shot may have also been the gunman. a woman in virginia recovering after being seriously injured in a fall in an old quarry. fairfax county rescue crews saying she was hiking in the act quan in larton when she slipped; fell 20 to 30 feet, hit the ground and rolled into the quarry, which is now flooded. firefighters had to use two inflatable boats to pull the woman out. her injuries are serious but not life threatening. a new debt reduction plan
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approximately house speaker john boehner abandoned the plan. instead, he's proposing a $2 trillion package where no tax increases. it is currently capped at $14.3 trillion and forecast to max out august 2nd. in just a few minutes, around 8:00, the dalai lama will lead his fifth day of worship here in d.c. yesterday's service was open to the public on capitol hill. it included a star-studded service with whoopi goldberg as emcee and schuyler gray performing "coming home". he said world peace starts with personal changes first. >> try to create calm mind, peace of mind. and that then creates within our own family, within our own community. that's the way to change our society. >> the dalai lama's visit has
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come with some sropbt versy controversy. after his meeting with u.s. politicians on thursday, china warned the u.s. to stay out of its affairs. it said the dalai lama supports violence for an independent tibet. the dalai lama denied those claims. >> a week's worth of memorial services for former first lady betty ford. the the first funeral service will be tuesday st. mark's episcopal church not far from the ford clinic. she will be flown to grand rapids, michigan where she will lie in repose at the museum named after her husband. that starts at 7:00 p.m. thursday, a second funeral service at grace episcopal church before she is buried alongside her husband at the gerald ford museum. she died friday at the age of 93. the nationals look to bust out of their slump against the rockies. and derek jeter looked to do something new yankee had ever done. here's hakim dermish with your sports minute. >> reporter: good morning,
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everyone. your sports minute begins with baseball. nationals hosting the rockies last night. bottom nine. jayson werth up with one out. and tying run at third base. and werth grounds to short. and it's a game-ending double play. werth went 0 for #. nats lost three straight, each by one run. nats play their final game later today at 1:35. in new york, derek jeter makes history. third inning facing tampa bay's david price. solo home run to left. that's career hit number 3,000. the home run was his first at yankees stadium this season. jeter drove in the game-winning run and finished five for five. the 37-year-old jeter is the first yankee with 3,000 career hits and the 28th player in baseball history to reach the milestone. boston last night, orioles intentionally walked david ortiz to load the bases for reddick. he lines the pitch from simone to right. plates gonzalez and youkilis. more than enough. boston shuts out baltimore, 4-0. the os have lost six in a row.
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d.c. united on the road against the new york red bulls. dwayne d. rosario scores his first goal in a d.c. united uniform in the 61st minute. rosario helps the black and red beat new york, 1-0. united snaps a five-game winless streak. that's your sports minute. i'm hakim dermish. have a great day. time right now is 7:40. the nation's housing market may be slumping but this may be a great time to buy a home in our area. we'll explain why. and the end of an era. the final headline from one of
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despite a poor jobs report last week, the highest unemployment rate in six months, economists say they expect the jobless rate to follow through next year. a reuters poll at the top 20 financial institutions showed most expect the unemployment rate to drop below 9% by the end of the year. some say it could drop 8.1% by the end of 2012. friday's job report shows 18,000 jobs were added in june, raising unemployment to 9.2%. despite -- rather exactly 11:07 this morning the space shuttle "atlantis" will dock with the international space station, the final docking for a nasa shuttle in hits 30-year program. it has only four crew members which could make that docking maneuver kind of tricky. you're looking at live pictures from inside the shuttle. commander chris ferguson has to turn the shuttle over in a back flip to line up with the
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station. once docked, it will deliver four tons of supplies. it is scheduled to return to the space center in its final landing wednesday, july 20th. they tied the knot with a wedding ceremony or two or ten. minus the vows of course. amount were decked out as they walked down the aisle. they put their paw prints on some marriage documents. almost immediately they stopped talking to each other. no. good ceremonies there. a lot of phone. the "today" show is next. it starts at 8:00. lester holt joins us live from new york. good morning, lester. >> cute story. they didn't take their vows. they took their bows. it just keeps going downhill, doesn't it? anyway, coming up on "today", down to your neck of the woods where they have abandoned plans for a sweeping $4 trillion
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deficit reduction plan. we'll tell you what the next idea may be and how they plan to pursue it. we'll tell you what landed nfl star hines ward in jail. oscar-like night on the red carpet in hollywood. the scoop on what the princess wore. look out below. jenna heads to florida to try out the water-propelled jet pack. living out james bond fantasies. i'm not sure if she's flying or getting knocked around. more of that flight when we see you here on "today". >> i'll just assume she made it back okay. >> i think she got a little bruised. >> thank you, lester. see you in a bit. >> okay. >> 7:45, 73 degrees outside our studios. chuck, we're looking for another hot day out there. >> i was going to say they said
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their bow vows. >> you have to be quick, chuck. you should have just jumped in there. >> i wasn't next in line. i'll talk to the producers. heat in
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a new report shows d.c. is on track to become the number one housing market. clear capital says by year's end they will regain nearly one-third of the value they have lost since 2006. nationally home prices are expected to fall 2% by 2012. clear capital only expects four other housing markets to have gains this year. those are new york, orlando,
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dallas and san francisco. thank you and good-bye. that is the final front page headline readers will see from the scandal-ridden news of the world. the 168-year-old paper is closing its doors after reporters hacked cell phones of the families of dead soldiers and paying police for information. i features ate collage of the pass exclusives and scoops. it has an apology to the paper's 7 million readers. >> this is not where he wanted to be and it's not where we deserve to be. but as a final tribute to 7.5 million readers, this is for you. >> the owner of news of the world, rupert murdoch, will fly to london to deal with the scandal personally. 7:49, 73 degrees outside. it was cool for me coming in. but when i leave here it should be different.
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>> it will still be okay though. it will be warmer, of course. it was an open window, open sunroof ride in. for me anyway i'm not tough. i'm going to tough it out because it will only be 10:00 or 10:15 in the morning. that's not so bad but it will be a toasty warm afternoon for sure. >> you will need the air conditioner. >> oh, yeah. you're going to need the ac in the midafternoon hours of the day. it probably won't be able to come off again for at least another couple days once you put it back on this afternoon. the higher heat and humidity levels are on their way back to washington. a bit of a hazy blue sky first thing this morning. not that beautiful carolina blue we like to see. 74 degrees the current temperature at national airport. dropped down below 73 or 74. most of the western and northern suburbs into the 60s. dewpoint, 67 degrees. that once again should drift back down into the low 60s. our relative humidity values, midafternoon, almost 80%.
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by midafternoon, should be in the 30%, 35% range. that won't be so bad. right now 70 degrees in frederick. 67 at dulles international. 66 for you folks in prince william county. fredericksburg, 70 degrees. 69 in quantico, dale city. the cooler 60s are from basically i-95 westbound into the west virginia mountains. boy, is it a clear sky across the mid atlantic. not much of a rain threat around here today or for much of tomorrow as well. high pressure is in charge of our weather. just basically sun and hot. on the dryer side of hot today. on the more humid side as we get into tomorrow. so be ready for a real increase in humidity levels. high pressure which knocked the humidity out yesterday. as it moves away we get an increasing south and southwesterly component to the wind around here. that brings in heat for this afternoon.
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and the humidity starts to come back in tomorrow. there will be a slim chance for a shower late monday night. primarily in the mountains of west virginia and far western maryland. could get a slight chance late monday night, shenandoah valley. best chance tuesday afternoon and tuesday night. get outside and enjoy a little bit of fresh air and sunshine today. code orange on the air quality. be a little careful. highs today 89 in the high spots and along the water to low and mid-90s elsewhere. hazy, hot, and the return of the humidity. highs tomorrow 92 to 97. heat index values tomorrow up close to 100 degrees. that leads to poor air quality once again. headed on down to the beach. yes, indeed. if this is your week at the beach it should be a very pleasant one. off to a good start today and tomorrow. beach temperatures well up into the low 90s the next couple days. if you're here at home this
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week, ouch. 96 tomorrow. 98 on tuesday before a chance of thunderstorms rolls in. showers coming to an end late tuesday, early wednesday morning. behind that, cooled down to seasonal lev's. that means highs in the upper 80s and lows in the upper 60s to 70. you can type in your latitude and longitude and figure out when will the sun be 45 degrees high in the sky or more. >> and can you figure it out -- >> it will figure it out. it will do it for you. or you can do it on your own. the nationals look to stop their slide against the rockies.
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here's hakim dermish with your sports minute. >>reporter: good morning, everyone. former nats manager jim riggleman will interview for a job with the san francisco giants at the end of next we're. last week i spoke with his agent but did not say if it was to join the coaching staff or front office. they are long-time friends going back to the padres organization. last night, nationals taking on the yankees. pops in the market yet. dogs love baseball. jason marquis pitching to hel jason marquis pitching to helton. he fifth the dogs a new chew lead. jimenez eight strikeouts in the games. rips one to short. troy tulowitzki, nice play. take a closer look here. mark ellis not even close to second base. that's the old neighborhood play. they called the double play. top eighth. 2-1, rockies. pitching to smith. two aboard.
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laynce nix, great diving catch. slow toss second for the double play. that's a legitimate double play. davy johnson says, hey, way to go. bottom nine. one out. tying run at third base. and oh, man. werth grounds to short. game-ending double play. werth went 0 for 3. they have lost three in a row each by one run. davy johnson describes it like this. >> like the bridesmaid i'm getting real close. but i'm not, you know, getting to the ceremony. guys battle hard. we play great defense. it just didn't get it done. we will get it done. sooner or later we'll get it done. >> in new york, hall of fame derek jeter makes history. hits one to left. solo home run. career home run 3,000. jeter's family putting his dad dr. charles celebrating in the suite.
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the fan said he would give the ball to jeter. big hugs in his teammates. the 37-year-old jeter also drove in the game-winning run. jeter is the second player in history to homer for his 3,000th hit and the second to have five hits on the same day he reached the milestone. here's the captain on his big day in the bronx. >> i've been lying to you guys a lot of time. of i got my first hit i relaxed a little bit. it's something i wasn't trying to do it. i never thought it was possible. i just try to come out and play hard every day. if you do that, good things happen. >> what does this sound like right now? >> it's a lot of fun. >> pretty cool. jeter is the first yankee with 3,000 career hits and 28th player in history to reach the milestone. boston, red sox/orioles. os intentionally walk david
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ortiz to load the bases for josh reddick. 4-0. os have lost six in a row. major league soccer now. d.c. united on the road against the new york bails. the new york red bulls. dwayne derosario was facing his former team for the first time since being traded two weeks ago. riding a five-game winless streak trying to give his club a new shot at energy. here's tkeu rosario. coach ben olsen calls him the best player in the game right now. late first half. chris pontius. gets past the keeper. open yet. but tim ream makes the save. 61st minute. check this out. andy najar with the pass.
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wolf, perfect fit for derosario. his first goal with the black and red. first win since may 29. golf now. third round action at the john deere classic. steve marino started tied for second place. unfortunately he didn't finish his round in second place. putting for birdie. looks like it might go in. oh, man. slides right past it. shot two over 73. 10 back from the leader. that leader, steve stricker. chipping on the green. check it out. right at the hole and just misses for eagle. he leaves that for birdie. he has a streak of 38 straight holes without a bogey. in jeopardy on 18. knocks down the 15-footer for par. the streak rolls to 39. he shoots 8 under 63. leader by two strokes at 20 under par. that's your morning sports. i'm hakim dermish. have a great day. >> thanks, hakim. one other sports note for you.
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a bummer of a night for mystics fans. they fell to the fever last night in indianapolis. mystics are now 2 and 8 on the season. and that is it for news 4 today this half hour. back in 25 minutes or so with local news and weather update. of course you can join us at 9:00 a.m. for full hour of news. the "today" show is coming your way right now.